The Lifetime team

We care about our business and take pride in delivering great service for our customers

Ian Dickinson

Managing Director

Lifetime Managing Director Ian has one major passion - and that is to bring financial education and better decision-making to people's lives, via the use of technology. He and all his Lifetime colleagues are here to serve that purpose....
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William Bottomley

Director

Bill continues to ask himself the question: 'What is important in life?' For him, it is family, his and wife Clare’s ever-expanding tribe of little ones; friends; the team he works with; the clients Lifetime look after; and the people who Lifetime can help in the future. ...
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Kevin Lawton

Compliance Director

Kevin started in the finance industry in 1994 and joined Lifetime MD Ian in 2000. Kevin is married to Tracey and they have two daughters, Katie and Abigale, and the family have a border collie called Fin....
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Jeff Winter

Pensions Technical Director

Pensions specialist Jeff is very much into sport and likes to plays golf, badminton and snooker. He also watches sport whenever he can, particularly football. Geordie Jeff tries to get up north to see Newcastle United play whenever he can, although he says the 'Toon' have not been great to watch over recent years!...
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Neil Hodgson

Business Development Manager

Neil is married to Janette and they have two grown-up children each from previous marriages. His passions outside work are predominantly keeping fit and listening to music. Neil enjoys doing a weight training regime every morning, Monday to Friday, that he says will hopefully keep him strong and healthy. That’s the theory anyway, he adds!...
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Paul Bassinder

Financial Planner

Paul is married to Dawn and has two children, Amie, who is a qualified midwife, and George (4), who is non-stop from the moment he wakes up! When not helping people with their financial planning, or chasing George around, Paul loves to play golf. He also follows the British Superbike Motor Racing Championship, which takes him and his family all around the UK every year....
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Brian Howard

Financial Planner

Brian is married to Lisa and they have two children; Adam, who is training to be an accountant, and Ashleigh, who is a recently qualified teacher. The family have recently moved home and are in the process of updating it. One of Brian's passions is his garden, which is slowly taking shape....
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Paul Lee

Financial Planner

Financial planner Paul enjoys a round or two at York Golf Club, where he has played for three years having initially learned all about the highs and lows of the game in Harrogate, where he grew up.  Paul loves spending time with his wife and daughter in their caravan at Filey on Yorkshire's east coast, where they spend many a weekend come rain or shine!...
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Stephen Baskind

Financial Planner

Steve is a family man with two older kids. He qualified as a financial adviser 12 years ago, following a successful career as a pharmacist. He enjoys playing squash and has just restarted playing golf after 30 years out....
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Steven Lambarth

Pension Specialist

Pension specialist Steve has over 35 years experience in the financial services industry - and has been with Lifetime for over 11 years. Married to Sharon with three grown up children, outside of work Steve is a keen Sheffield Wednesday fan, and when not travelling the country to watch his team he can usually be found on the golf course or enjoying his holidays....
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Tom Nelson

Pension Department Manager

Tom is a key member of our pensions team and has almost 20 years experience in the pensions industry. He joined Lifetime in 2011 and has thoroughly enjoyed the journey so far. Tom is married and has two young children who like to keep  him on his toes. He is passionate about music and, listening to it and reading about it. He also enjoys listening to podcasts....
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Susan Skelton

Pension Administrator

The most important thing to Sue is her family. She feels blessed that her and husband Brian have a wonderful son and daughter. As their son lives in Spain this coincides with Sue's next passion: travel. Her love of travel started when she was 21 and went to New Zealand to visit her boyfriend, now husband, who was there playing football....
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Rupert Smith

Director

Lifetime director Rupert is originally from Leicester. He studied at the University of Leeds 35 years ago ("I’m still regarded as a 'Yorkshire incomer’", says Rupert) and has worked in financial services for 32 years. He has been at Lifetime for 15 years and operates within pensions and corporate advice – an area, he says, that offers 'varied and interesting challenges'!...
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Ken Abbott

Mortgage Adviser

Away from his sterling efforts in helping people get the mortgage they want, Ken loves listening to many different genres of music. His favourite is rock. He enjoys going to see live music, his best gigs having been Queen, The Who and Elbow....
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Michelle Youel

Mortgage Manager

Lifetime's Mortgage Department Manager Michelle enjoys getting away on holiday when circumstances allow, as well as walking, socialising with friends and helping her husband out with his dog boarding business....
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Nicola Dickinson

Accounts Manager

Away from her work as Lifetime's Accounts Manager, Nicola loves the theatre, both watching and performing.  She also enjoys walking her dog, either on the moors or on the beach....
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Lucie Haxby

Portal Co-ordination Administrator

Lucie has been with Lifetime for nearly 10 years – and is currently working in the Communications Department. Her life outside work revolves around family – she has a little girl called Quinn who is the centre of her world!...
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Scott Kershaw

Mortgage Adviser

Scott joined Lifetime in January 2013 as an office administrator and then, in November 2014, he moved into the mortgage department as a mortgage administrator. He was proud to go on and pass his exams and become a qualified mortgage adviser at Lifetime in August 2017....
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Tracey Lawton

Directors PA

Tracey, who is a PA to the directors, has been working for Lifetime since  January 1999. Married with two daughters, Tracey is a keen mountain biker and enjoys travelling round the UK and Europe with her husband Kevin, visiting different locations....
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Sheila Lynch

Administrator

Sheila is one of Lifetime's long-standing residents, having started work for the company about 12 years ago. In that time she has had two children, both boys, who keep her busy with their sporting activities and her taxi servicing! ...
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Beverley Shapcott

Mortgage Administrator

When not at work, Bev enjoys spending time with her family. She also likes walking, swimming, playing badminton and squash. Bev is a keen football fan and likes to watch her team Barnsley play. She says that she can't wait for her son to get a little older so he can go along with her to matches....
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Annabelle Dickinson

Accounts Assistant

Annabelle has worked at Lifetime since September 2013 - and she says there is nowhere else she would rather work! She loves working alongside her mum in the accounts department - and also organising all Lifetime's social events for everyone to enjoy....
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Elaine North

Admin Team Manager

Elaine has worked at Lifetime for just over six years. She started off as a member of the administration team, and is currently the admin team/office manager. She thoroughly enjoys working at Lifetime, with 'a lovely set of people who have their clients' interests at heart'....
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Michael Naylor

Pension Administrator

Pension Department Administrator Michael likes spending time outdoors, going for walks in the countryside with his family, and watching his young son Alfie feed the ducks and playing 'fetch' with the dog. Outside of work Michael's main interest and passion is football. He loves playing, watching and attending matches!...
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Amy Brown

Wrap Department Manager

Amy joined the Lifetime team in February 2015 as a receptionist, moving into the Wrap department in August 2016, and then becoming Wrap manager in late 2019. She admits to being a complete foodie. She also loves walking, travelling, reading, going to the cinema and spending time with family and friends....
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Mathew Leech

Marketing Co-ordinator

Mat joined Lifetime in 2015 and after a year as an Office Administrator he was asked to join the Wrap department. He was then made Marketing Coordinator in the autumn of 2019. Mat is very passionate about architecture and design, having graduated from university with an architecture degree....
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Miles Myers

Financial Planner

Miles joined Lifetime at the age of 18 and worked in the administration department for two years, before progressing to start his financial planning exams. Alongside studying he spends most of his working time developing the Lifetime digital service. Now a fully qualified financial planner, Miles also looks after a number of Lifetime clients....
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Robert Bligh

Financial Planner

Robert studied geology at university, finds economics fascinating and enjoys genealogy. He used to work on an oil rig and was also a property valuer at an estate agents before qualifying as a financial adviser....
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Sarah Sellars

Portal Co-ordination Administrator

Outside of her work communicating with customers, Sarah loves being out in the countryside walking with her border collie Dixie, and her partner Danny. She really enjoys camping and a little dream of hers is to own a caravan or a camper, and travel around England and Europe pitching up wherever she fancies....
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Tracey Warring

Financial Planner

Tracey is one of our financial planners, with over 30 years in the financial services industry. She recently achieved her lifelong dream of owning her own equestrian property where her much loved equine friends can be pampered! ...
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Kris Booth

Chartered Financial Planner

Kris has been providing financial advice to clients for 25 years - and during that time many of those clients have become friends. Kris completed the necessary exams to become a chartered financial planner in 2020....
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Daniel North

Trainee Financial Planner

Alongside his task of creating cashflow financial models for clients, Danny is training to be a qualified financial planner. He admits that he can't wait to pass the necessary exams, as he says he finds helping people extremely rewarding; and what better way than to help someone be financially stable and in a position to follow their dreams....
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Charlie Parker

Financial Planner

Charlie joined Lifetime in May 2017 as a trainee financial planner, having graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in Accounting & Finance. Charlie got straight to work with his exams, aimed at gaining the CII Level 4 Regulated Financial Planning Diploma, and duly became a qualified financial planner in March 2019....
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James Fisher

Financial Planner

Keen runner James has worked with the Lifetime team for over three years now. During a previous career in science James realised that his passion lay in helping to solve other people’s problems, which led him to financial planning....
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Macy Corbett

Administrator

Administrator Macy is really interested in live music. She loves going to concerts and sometimes even the odd musical! She still stands by her assertion that the Lion King is the best musical she's seen to this day!...
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Emma Thomas

Administrator

Emma loves a good glass of wine, a good book and good company! She enjoys being with her family and walking the dogs - and when asked what her legacy would be Emma responded with 'my children'....
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Janet Clowery

Administrator

Janet works part-time as a receptionist for Lifetime, after semi retiring from working at Huddersfield University for 25 years. She also invigilates at her local school when it is the exam season. She enjoys getting the opportunity to talk to and meet many different people from all walks of life....
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Terry Gibbs

Administrator

Terry is a very family orientated person, He loves spending time with his family and running around after his little boy (trying to keep up). He is a massive football fan, a lifelong Liverpool FC supporter, and coffee addict....
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Joanne Bentley

Wrap Department Administrator

Joanne joined Lifetime in April 2019. Coming from a background of human resources and accounts she was ready for a new challenge and says it was the best decision she's made! Joanne has two grown up children, with her youngest starting university in September 2020.  She is engaged, to Dave, and the couple are currently renovating their home that they bought last year....
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Anji Ward

Digital Customer Coach

Anji lives near the east coast with her husband and their two children. As a family they enjoy walking their two dogs at the various local beaches and in the beautiful countryside within Yorkshire and beyond.  They are a very active family. As well as her Digital Customer Coaching role, Anji is studying to become a qualified financial planner....
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Barbara Gant

Communications Department Administrator

Not so long ago Barbara got a cocker spaniel, so she enjoys taking her on long walks. Barbara also has four grandchildren who, she freely admits, are her world - and she likes to spend as much time with them as she possibly can....
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Liam Burnett

Trainee Financial Planner

Liam is currently in his last year at Sheffield Hallam University studying Finance and Banking, alongside working at Lifetime and undergoing training to become a Financial Planner. Liam is a big Tottenham Hotspur FC fan - and is still waiting patiently for that first Premier League title!...
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Joseph Dickinson

Digital Customer Coach

Joseph came to Lifetime as a trainee financial planner in 2019, after graduating from the University of York with a degree in Accounting, Business Finance and Management. As well as studying for his financial planning diploma, Joseph is involved in Lifetime's digital service, as one of our customer coaches....
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Corey Lee

Financial Planning Administrator

Corey is committed to creating a cashflow financial model for Lifetime customers. He is in the early stages of his working journey but is determined to work hard to achieve his career goals. Before joining Lifetime Corey worked as an apprentice butcher but he always knew that his real passion was helping other people, especially with their financial situation....
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Andrew Lodge

Brand Custodian

Andrew is a journalist, having spent over 20 years writing for a weekly newspaper and then going on to work for the Press Association on their football digital desk. He has been at Lifetime since February 2013. He loves to spend as much time as he can with his wife Karen and family at their static caravan on Yorkshire's east coast....
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Clare Preece

Digital Experience Manager

Clare joined Lifetime in December 2019, after enjoying a 30-year career in the travel industry with Thomas Cook. She sees herself as a loyal, honest individual who gets inspiration in life from her 89-year-old grandad....
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Hayley Hoyland

Digital Customer Coach

Hayley is a Digital Customer Coach who joined Lifetime in December 2019. She is a mum to two beautiful children and enjoys what she terms a ‘busy’ lifestyle, being always 'out and about as a family', exploring the outdoors and taking the family dog Tilly for long walks....
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Sam Horton

Digital Content Co-ordinator

Sam loves working at Lifetime. He says everybody is friendly, caring and passionate about helping others. He studied Photography and Graphic Design at Leeds Arts University, and now live in Leeds full-time....
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Jamie Law Green

Digital Customer Coach

Jamie is one of Lifetime's Digital Customer Coaches. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends – and loves going to restaurants and trying new foods and wines. He has recently learnt how to ski and he is now looking forward to his first skiing trip in 2021....
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Georgia Mullany

Research Administrator (on placement year from university)

Georgia hails from Manchester originally and is currently on a placement year with Lifetime, as part of her Economics degree course that she is doing at Sheffield Hallam University. During her placement she is looking forward to learning so many new skills and is also keen to sit some exams that will start her on the path to becoming a financial adviser....
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Isobel White

Digital Customer Coach

Digital Customer Coach Isobel finished a degree in Modern Languages at Newcastle University in 2020, where she worked in Spain, France and Peru as part of her studies. She also got the opportunity to explore some other areas of South America. ...
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Peter Walker

Trainee Financial Planner

Peter joined Lifetime in September 2020, as a trainee financial planner from Sheffield University, where he had completed his PhD investigating new ways to kill bacteria using blue laser light....
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Edward Durrant

Trainee Financial Planner

Edward originally hails from Macclesfield, but now lives in Sheffield. He started at Lifetime in September 2020 - having graduated from university - and aims to pass his finance exams in order to become a qualified financial planner with the company....
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Andy Wealthall

National Business Development Manager

Andy has spent the majority of his working life in the travel industry, which allowed a passion for travel to turn into a career that spanned 25 years. He says that what kept him in travel was the ability to 'make dreams come true'. He admits to that being 'a bit cheesy', but says that selling dreams is more rewarding than anything else and that's what brought him to Lifetime....
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flo

Financial guide

Hi, I'm flo, your financial guide. I'm also known as a financial bucket. A very friendly one! A little drop of guidance here, a little drop of assistance there, and guess what? I may help you to fully understand your financial situation....
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Annie Maw

Digital Customer Coach

Annie joined Lifetime as a Digital Customer Coach in September 2020 after graduating from Swansea University with a degree in Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting (Spanish and German)....
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Sarah Kewley

Digital Acquisition Manager

Sarah worked in the travel industry for 22 years. She enjoyed travelling the world, including living in Arizona for a short while, before joining Lifetime at the beginning of October 2020....
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